Photo:Super Eagles coach, José Peseiro
- NFF pays N156.4m 3 months salary arrears to Super Eagles coach
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, says it has paid the nation’s national football team coach, José Peseiro, $210,000 (about N156,400,000), being three of the 10 months salary it owes him.
NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, who confirmed the payment, disclosed that NFF has also partially paid the outstanding salaries of other national team coaches.
He explained that the payments were made from the funds from the federation’s affiliate international bodies.
Gusau added that the head coaches of other national teams like the Super Falcons, U-23 Eagles, Flying Eagles, Falconets, Golden Eaglets and the Flamingos were paid between five and seven months owed salaries.
Periscope International reports that prior to this development, Peseiro had not been paid any salary ever since he was engaged in May 2022 by the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Board of the NFF.
The Portuguese was contracted following an assurance by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, that the Federal Government would pick the bills of a foreign coach after the Austin Eguavoen-led technical crew failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
On bonuses and allowances owed to the various national teams, especially the Super Eagles, the NFF Boss said all that will be sorted out soon, adding that he had paid some allowances.
“The bills owed by the NFF are huge and we are working hard to offset them soon, ” Gusau concluded.